Dec 30, 2016|
Tommy talks to Dr. Stephen Kantrow, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, about the benefits of quitting smoking.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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And I you know others to court this morning life off the apple armour hot and thought I don't want to get you know. I want them back to play but I think about remember our on our right and members and I. Thought about it if somebody's life every day pan. Well I appreciate. Everything you do cesium glad you love your life and out than a lot of people very thankful where we come back. I would think a lot. Some people the best and have a tournament when sixteen. Was taken a habit and quitting smoking. Will talk about that would actors Stevens and can throw we can Magnus is it professor and section of pulmonary critical care medicine and Alice you know you'll one school of medicine. Smoking is on the decline in new wall Tommy Tucker back in a flash WW. Salute today highs of 57 and and partly bodies can be beautiful really and tomorrow on New Year's Eve itself highs of 69. And a 60% chance of scattered showers now the timing is everything on that obviously on New Year's Day highs of 76. You push in eighty with an 80% chance of heavy rains. So with that kind of rain and those temperatures I would say it's gonna be your typical summertime game. Amendment and embarrass the league 75 Tuesday's session Wednesday sixty meters so about timing. Alert tonight and tomorrow night senator accede intra joins us right now. He is an associate professor of medicine in the section pulmonary. Slash critical care men and LSU held new ones menacing morning dot. It. That you witness what's gone on Louisiana with people's smoking in talking about good things and when he sixteen that was some good news it was a non. Yeah there have been great news and reading them from the perspective a smoking repair. Some of the highest rate in the country here in the deep south. And the media has. Actually in yeah that. In comparison to our tour peers state has made tremendous progress last year they've actually decreased. 3% which the mormons enormous decreed that. It began an app that aren't happening in other places which. Well important and probably. Smoking cessation trots if if you haven't heard about this program. That's department understate has been the United States would result in the loss to go on for fourteen years and then keep up. Can continue your program that offers. I read that patient medications. Create that patient counseling. To. Two people who have their first cigarette that is important had their first cigarette before September 1 1988. And live in Louisiana. That the huge number of people probably over 200000 people critic you workers have book here you're forty years old you that your first cigarette. When you were twelve which which isn't a stretch for many people. You qualify for the free resource. It turns into a nice job of hiding it because he's not actually out to advertise the trust. But it is enormous resource about a quarter of the people they can benefit from it has has signed up for it. Why would you not be allowed to advertise drugs. Yeah that's a good question at the new tobacco companies. You know these these court battles to it. To this one of the rare victories actually against the tobacco companies and that happened in India. I so we're gonna win in the senate does program now being bullied into a human. Yes that's exactly where it happened so raise their pay what they can hear their doctors couldn't hear about it from me right now but they've they actually. I made it difficult to spread the word all the places that toward a week ago. I well that's number one you mentioned two other factors we'll get to when we come back right sure and also if you're listening in you do smoke we're gonna use some resources if if when he seventeen is a year that you decided you know it is a filthy disgusting habit. I'm killing myself it's bleeding me dry you from the wallet. Analysts now Apple's Steve that Steve tantrums opiate. When we come back here at WWL eight when he one time now traffic. When he six Tommy Tucker New Year's Adam some medical with the gazette and came before eve and tomorrow is New Year's Eve. Agassi can't throw Azeri gas these tea associate professor of medicine. Number announced and then right doctor Alan. You are. Associate professor of medicine section pulmonary critical care medicine. And LSU held new loans school of medicine seen mentioned three factors like smoking was now on the decrease in Louisiana correct. And one problem was the the cessation program is available that you know until people. Remember I would say is is the tax increases to lead and it went pretty crap that's where your members of the legislature took that the 2013 and keep Eckstein. I'm in response to our budget crisis and an overall we've been up on taxes about a dollar eight and to doubt that is that after that. Important change not nearly the sort of tax increase that. That that we are open for actually in many states have adopted by that was the big factor no mystery. Number three. It may even be that the the Orleans hair short and that's my opinion Barnes. I'm with important. Watch sports at about that night for a Latin how the crowd in the the opinion that you quiet and ignore it changed at eighty batteries that companies today. It's really a great crowd and now people go without. I've been exposed to smoke juice but he tried to quit smoking. One more place she can go in activity can start smoking again. Doctor and I'm not trying to to get the only non mil a Isabel and at an anti smokers you can find my dead went in the military and music scene everybody knows soldiers got hooked on cigarettes and sailors and spent the last week of his life throwing up blood with CO PD's so a lot of people will that say you know well and guys some anything's going to be quick heart quick heart attack I gotta tell you it's not necessarily going to be and I would think in those cases. It's not. But when it comes of people at a hearing this right now and they say that zip I wanna quit. It will it was the first step I mean you really have 212 because this is such an addictive substance. You know I think you know it's definitely different for every person I mean people all the time that it just you know what. I decide that important to get there it which shortens. Short July I'd ten years on average and sometimes by twenty or thirty years that the book. Ottawa the capital report on what high health insurance. Insurance Democrat. And they just do they say tomorrow's my last cigarette New Year's Day. You're asleep last state smoking and on the road or more and that people. More people quit cold Turkey and the other way that you can really can't do that absolutely now it is also true that if you try to quit. And don't succeed well. Well there have been very addictive substance that you may have identified as you want people you could. Pew is just addictive ways will be very difficult to overcome but they're terrific medicine available on the what's it good. I assume that there are great and available for help he stopped smoking when you just think. But at the ticket quick take on more of it in Iowa State smoking and now I'm gonna quit I'm yet that need to quit cold Turkey you need to do that. But it you're gonna use medication. If not so important pick a quit date it's that important started. Get started on the journey to quit which as you know cure rate change your relationship with regret that you don't want to have that. Twenty cigarettes today or eighteen to ten cigarettes today. Just should ever met and that we prescribes for. Smoking cessation or over the counter medication would decrease. The amount the smoke could give you could simply do them vote. I suddenly you go on we only have a minute Tom Todd talk about these cigarettes invading if you would. Yeah briefly cigarettes that were not invented the top secret lurking there may be well. Sports now the FDA it is overseeing that that probably you products to pundits are designed. He stuck. Smoking but right now just a product with a very able not to Taguchi and people think it quit smoking with that he regrets so. I'm that's possible but most people and using it as a little bit of a crutch they stroke and use these cigarettes. Adding the other important thing is if you make up your mind in January 1 is your last name and yet you can do you mess up on January 3 deeds. 28 team in the yeah Ali start. Right yet it would take several attempts gene called 100 quit now they've got freaked out when everyone. If you want access to the but he's a patient trust it wet that it occupation trust. Dot org. I'm bullet I would actually Google that group like that and our city that are great resource to Tokyo the distrust our. Egypt and that that western hospital does that you are critical about the auction has 21 such patient clinics around the region. Google one of those places where you're comfortable growing outwit. Smoking cessation cigarette stick award it the cigarette. And they're they're more pop up they'll connect you with this topic that patient try to qualify keep doubt that be great resource puppy quit. Doctors been a pleasure on pledged at the time of the Soviet looks very happy 2017. Nuclear thanks army you've been Doug Stephen stand trial associate professor of medicine section. A pulmonary slash critical care medicine and LSU health Sloan school of medicine we will talk about resolutions next. Next segment and and what are the secrets to keep an am one of some of the ones that you've made that you have kept him what was the best thing that happens a into uneasy Seaman I think the obvious one is if you blow it on January 3. You know say OL's grew until next January. You start again time now WWL first news of that we go to David Blake who. I have. Leave. Still a big deal handsome and anxious at midnight on. Yes. During. Stranger. But I've won here I remember being down by the river front. And there was. The system going off we marry help. And answer totally lazy. I get to kiss issue is that easy to box again let him I did anything weird it's going to be just a little forehead you know I mean these little forwarded them and listen you know this could be the year for romance you know here. The lines are rope and I want to archaeologists. In general do you thing. Are you looking forward to 2017. Because Diane and I am. Eight pessimistic he. I am not. You know me Ryan. Maybe you'll find that special person. Do you have somebody Colin on any of these things he would have somebody to kiss at midnight. Com Lou what are you doing on New Year's Eve is Nancy Wilson is asking us here. And when it comes a New Year's resolutions. Have you ever have you ever stuck to one or. Because I think where a lot of people make mistakes. Particularly when it comes to losing weight is they go from sixteen to zero. America Asia stuffing your face with fruit cake in need so lanky and oyster patties and Swiss cakes and whatever else she and signed quickly she can. Then you get so bloated on New Year's Day with the cabbage in a war in crackberry guide PR and a corned beef and all add. So then you tried to on January 2 just eat you know piece of letters and drink some water and it's destined for failure little basic care ness about it so what is your honor. Narrated if you will on a stick to that you use. Dig it yourself through New Year's resolution value also says something brilliant and a usual early actually did it climbing in around my New Year's resolution is to say even more brilliant thing well and I learned a year ago and the even more humble. Are you said you know if you fail yet you know in the first couple of weeks or months or whatever you know it does give plot but that they screw it we'll try to next January. That's. Where it's so that's your like to talk DOD and all you know it when I'm gonna do this year in this tournament do animal lose weight with my new unique. And I'm going to learn. What Congo come off now I'm gonna learn how to draw because it wanna be a cartoonist. And then this smarty pants in the control room because of that very good at managing the clock. Types up there and to take breaks even later. At Jordan is a funny can bar buddy kid from Alabama is card's gonna get broken when he loses weekend though will be back Tommy Tucker gimmick 0260187. Lead them to be. I had a couple attacks here about if you wanna quit smoking how do you do it and if I understood doctor. Can't draw correctly. The tobacco company as part of a settlement put up money for smoking cessation programs but they can answer but they can advertise. Because apparently. They think that would somehow be negative advertising against when it comes smoking I don't. Maybe paid advertising. Number's 1800 quit now. If you Anderson in doing that winning hundred quit now Owen and he'd Omega differs army can always keep triangle again it is. You know fearing you'll never do deacon always keep trying. So it's 1800 quit. Now one thing's gonna happen at Sunday's saints game against the falcons is. They are gonna honors some players that have time. But there's one player that has he vote. Petition on change died award. To have the falcons revoke its invitation. To the former player. Is there any idea. Among you. Does anybody have any idea or would like to take guesses who that play areas. I give you a second. That's right Michael Vick. So Lou they've got a buddy thousands of 101000. Names that they're looking toward the 24 hours. After the drive business started they're saying by inviting Michael Vick to participate in a ceremony on Sunday. The falcons are honoring a convicted dog fighter who profited from cruelty to animals for years. That's of the page says please sign this petition of the falcons know that NFL fans do not support Vick and do not condone his actions. He's 36 years old now he's on on our roster. He says he's gonna retire. After the season but I think he's pretty well done. And I think it'd question as he's trying to make a hall of fame but in terms of does he lose those rights is an NFL player just because he made a huge. Mistake in it was more than a misstatement. Here we go some of the tanks that are coming in. Well Tommy things in my business of actually never been worse some very worried about Tony 17 as I am not optimistic about our local economy getting. From. Healthy. I'm not optimistic about our local economy getting much better if at all Tony eighteen can't come fast enough personally however. I am very happy where. With where things arson Tony seventeen will be amazing for that everyone be safe. And healthy my kids are both living in college. I'm extremely grateful for life has taken me I wish you and Betsy a wonderful New Year's evil thank you very much we will be. Com. Chaperon me guess the party that my daughter says that is the blowout of the year that's all she does but I'm already apologized to all the neighbors. And you know we put a little fireworks thing because it's legal and L two days but inevitably and and every party there's somebody that bring these little. You know rockets or whatever and they shoot them one at a time like every ten minutes they'll save them to make their three dollar purchase go. As as far as it possibly ten. And indeed due Feagles lasting and there are so he may be one of those people I don't know he's not but you know of them. Bombs so what I do is letting go till about 115 115 I crank up the leaf blower to clean up the street and it's pretty well they're cute. You don't have to go home but. You can't keep shoot these little things off at 8537. Before. Nine wins he would tell us about how I quit smoking it in a little bit on WWL right now Lou here's traffic. 858 tummy tuck gingerly gene been hang in for awhile sorry about that Intel in the mansion real quick before we it's anything Michael Vick they wanna honor him. At the falcons game has things to be their plane obviously less game in the Georgia Dome sure today is me is is Michael Vick paid his time and Julio move Fuller or not. Well or. I'm not sure how much time it's been that it they'd put. Still and ball more I'm an animal of for an that's inexcusable. It's unconscionable. Got you gentility got a minute and a half left that is only keep you advised. Yet sure. All worked up it would go to next whatever you want to lead thanks. All I want to go back to previous caller maybe a couple of hours ago so many marks. Junior match up an hour right. Some element goat float it on The Who would relish you. You gotta repeat sales on that while move around to call via laundry. Quote kitty cats all of the star. I miss that go good them and sign him gene. Okay let's go back its ranks. That's promote and promote the confidence and any concern or the sentence trying to repair on the whole organization automobiles and return. All on the about strikes of course. The breakup waited to see well quote probable coached all day. And I humble or who Drew Brees is unconscionable to me you can't it's indispensable. He. I'm sorry say database together. You know we're out here and I agree I don't think you'll see anything like and thank you gain.